Monday, April 28, 2014

The Return of the Flowers

Having fresh flowers inside my home, is something that brings me endless joy. And when I bring them in from my own gardens - that joy is doubly sweet!

Most of what I've chosen to plant around our land, has been because of its ability to be a sturdy, long-lasting cut flower. The showy hydrangeas lead the way in the summer parade of fragrant, cuttable blooms, but spring has a rather beautiful cast of characters as well... One that I am revelling in as we speak!

 My favorite super-early flowers for cutting are Lenten Roses (Hellebores) - they're easy to grow, sweet, old-fashioned, and just fabulous in a vase. They are quickly followed by the better-known harbingers of spring: the daffodils and tulips, then the lilacs, viburnum, and peonies aren't far behind...

Oh how I love the return of flower season to Windy Poplars!

Do you have a favorite spring flower?


  1. The flowers of spring are so delicate, gorgeous and lovely! After our terrible winter, I'm just so happy to see them return. My favorite is probably lilac . . . I hope to get some planted in our soon-to-be yard!

  2. Oh! How nice you have that beauty around you! I went to Trader Joe's yesterday and they were selling bunches of lilac flowers for $7.99!! Eeek. I used to bring armloads those flowers into my home when I lived in NJ! Enjoy!

  3. In my yard my favorites are hyacinth and tulips! Someday my peony plants will bloom, but until then, they're just struggling to grow into bushes! :)


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